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Analysis and Commentary

The Paradoxes Of The Mueller Investigation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, February 22, 2018

They are numerous, and none of them are good news for President Trump’s opponents.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Ideal America: More Norwegians, Less Norway

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Donald Trump admires “winners” and his favored immigrant group, the Norwegians, are winning so much at the Winter Olympics that they are probably getting tired of hauling around medals. If the president were to take a closer look at the Scandinavian nation, however, there is little else beyond athletic success he would personally find appealing.

In the News

Once Upon A Time In America

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Yesterday on Bret Baier’s Special Report, his panel was discussing President Trump’s latest tweets about Russia. Charles Lane suggested that we reflect on how Trump has attacked Barack Obama over Russia and asserted the superiority of toughness towards Putin. “There was a time,” Lane said, when the very fact of such attacks and assertions by a president on his predecessor would widely have been considered outrageous.

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The ‘China, Inc.+’ Challenge To Cyberspace Norms

by Robert D. Williamsvia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This paper explores two aspects of China’s governance model that pose distinctive challenges to the construction of international cyberspace norms: the embedded and intertwined nature of the Communist Party-state in China’s economy and the expansive conception of national security reflected in Chinese laws and policies. Viewed in conjunction with Chinese cyberspace strategy and activity, these characteristics of “China, Inc. +” raise vexing questions with considerable implications for US-China relations.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: Mueller Is The One Who Is Tough On Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the Trump Administration's policies towards Russia and notes that the Trump administration’s policies toward Russia largely mirror those of the Obama administration.

Analysis and Commentary

China Humiliates Another Western Company

by Michael R. Auslinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beijing increasingly demands corporate self-censorship.

In the News

McFaul: McMaster's Talk of Knowing About Russian Meddling 'Not Enough'

featuring Michael McFaulvia NewsMax
Monday, February 19, 2018

It is not enough for the United States to say it knows Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election; it must do something about it, former Ambassador Michael McFaul said Monday, after hearing national security adviser H.R. McMaster's speech in person in Munich over the weekend.

Analysis and Commentary

Progs Love A Man In A Uniform

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, February 19, 2018

Why the media fell in love with North Korea's Kim Yo-jong.

Analysis and Commentary

The Downsides Of Mueller's Russia Indictment

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, February 19, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia indictment represents “a remarkable rebuke of the president’s claims” that the Russia investigation was a “phony Democrat excuse for losing the election,” the Lawfare team concluded. The indictment also educates the American public about the reality and scale of the Russian threat to the American political process more credibly than last year’s intelligence community report on the matter. Perhaps it will help the United States build resilience against future attacks.

In the News

Indicting Hackers Made China Behave, But Russia Will Be Harder

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Sunday, February 18, 2018

On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released the indictment of the "Internet Research Agency LLC," also known as the Russian troll factory, and a number of other entities and individuals. The indictment states that the Internet Research Agency and the other named defendants "knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury) to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016."

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